Funds

UK equities start to recover - Top 10 fund performers in April

After a difficult first quarter in which the FTSE All-Share index lost almost 7 per cent and the MSCI World more than 2 per cent, April has seen a return to better form.

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The ‘red flags’ fund investors should look out for

One of the biggest challenges a do-it-yourself investor faces is finding the cream of the crop among the thousands of funds all aiming to do the same thing - beat the market and their peers. 

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The bears have all come out of the woods at the same time

There are clear dangers for markets ahead, including the Russian bear and a mountain of debt that has built up around the world.

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Nearly two-thirds of UK funds closed down over past decade

Only 43 per cent of UK equity funds that were being operated at the start of 2008 were still going at the end of 2017, according to research carried out by

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Why Investors can’t afford to miss India’s juggernaut economy

While comparisons with China make India look sluggish, reforms should boost its stock market.

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50% rise in number of investment trusts yielding 4 per cent

Stormy equity markets the past three months have impacted on the share prices of many investment trusts, pushing dividend yields upwards - and throwing out new opportunities for income-seekers. 

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The UK’s smallest companies are looking like good value

Small companies are something of a misnomer, given that the term captures companies with market capitalisations below £1 billion.

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Purposeful Portfolio - Capital Conserver: Hard to hide from the perfect storm

The UK stock market has had a miserable first quarter and is impacting investors’ lives.

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